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Thu Sep 17, 2020, 02:20 PM

The painful absurdity of AG William Barr's slavery comment

Democratic South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn got right to the point when asked about Attorney General William Barr's comment on Wednesday that lockdowns to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus were the "greatest intrusion on civil liberties" in US history "other than slavery."

Speaking with CNN's John Berman on "New Day," the House majority whip distilled the absurdity at the heart of Barr's words.

"I think that that statement by Mr. Barr was the most ridiculous, tone-deaf, God-awful thing I've ever heard," Clyburn, long-time Black leader from South Carolina, said on Thursday. "It is incredible, as chief law enforcement officer in this country, to equate human bondage to expert advice to save lives. Slavery was not about saving lives. It was about devaluing lives."

Slavery was not about saving lives. It was about devaluing lives. For hundreds of years, enslaved Africans were beaten, tortured, raped and treated as property.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-painful-absurdity-of-ag-william-barrs-slavery-comment/ar-BB199fl6?li=BBnb7Kz

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Thu Sep 17, 2020, 07:11 PM

1. If the lockdown is unconstitutional what does he think of the military draft.

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